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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - With election day right around the corner, many undecided voters in Brunswick County are learning more about the candidates who want their vote.
Wednesday night, WECT.com hosted a political forum with candidates running for office representing Brunswick county.
Over 200 people came out to the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.
First on stage were candidates running for county commission.
All commissioner candidates agreed that they support long range planning for capital improvements and expenditures.
Next up, were the candidates running for house, senate, and lieutenant governor.
Hot button issues included homeowner's insurance rates, education reform, and budget operation.
When it comes to education funding, some candidates disagreed. District 8 Senate Candidate, Danny Hefner said he supports education funding and pointed out a recent budget cut under Rabon's time. But, Senator Bill Rabon said he has been a long time proponent of funding education and has voted in the past to increase the budget for education.
Rabon and Hefner also have different opinions when it comes to voter ID laws. Bill Rabon is in favor of voter ID law. He said, he wants it as soon as possible. He added that he will take all steps possible to remove fraud from elections. Meanwhile, Hefner is against it. Hefner thinks it disenfranchises minority and elderly voters.
Election day is November 6th. Early voting starts on Thursday, October 18th.
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